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12] demonstrated that patients with increased tumor thickness are at a high risk of nodal metastases, supporting the liberal use of elective neck dissection in these patients, despite being clinically negative. In this direction, there is a strong recommendation for sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) for squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity to detect early nodal involvement irrespective of the tumor depth or thickness measured. High-risk histopathological features that influence the risk of local regional recurrence include angio-invasion, lymphatic emboli, and perineural invasion.
It may be useful in demonstrating calcifications and gross bone destruction involving the bony structures. Pan tomography plays a role in the initial assessment of mandibular erosions, although MDCT and dentascan have similar, more precise abilities in the detection of bone erosion. MDCT with administration of intravenous contrast medium offers an initial assessment of soft tissue, bone, and mucosal involvement. Clearly, CT is extremely useful when there are clinical limitations such as trismus or pain, limiting satisfactory clinical examination.
A section thickness of 3–5 mm is optimal in most situations. We use matrix size of 512x512 and FOV of 18-24cm. For gross nodal assessment a section thickness of 5 mm is adequate. Additional MR techniques for improving the quality of images of the oral cavity involve using spacers within the vestibule of the mouth to separate it from the teeth and the alveolar ridges. MRI is the preferred technique for lesions of the oral tongue, the floor of the mouth, and lesions involving the hard palate or bone marrow.